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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Check Out the Maine Slide Show

Check out the Maine photos on our home page slide show.  We try to change them around every few days.

Here are some other new and new to you things about Meandering Maine:
  • We have an events calendar - tons to do from now until October and we haven't finished yet. 
  • Submit your event to us
  • Submit a photo for the home page slide show
  • Enter to win our Great Maine Giveaways - we are giving away great prizes every week - lobster dinners, oysters, hotel stays
  • Follow the Wedding Event of the Year on our wedding page
  • Follow our blog
  • Our bride and groom have been out doing photo shoots with some really cool Maine businesses - be on the lookout for them in our upcoming blogs.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Rockland venue fun for all ages

rockin' out

Rockland venue fun for all ages

By Emily Burnham
BDN Staff 
I will always have love for the small-town alternative kids. The 16-year-old with streaks of hot pink in his or her hair, discovering punk rock for the first time. The kids who spend the summer between their freshman and sophomore year watching weird movies, learning guitar and coming to the realization that they just aren’t like the other people in their class. They are the artists, poets and rock stars of the future, and whenever I see a group of them walking into an open mike or a punk show, I smile. I’ve been there.

Which is why it’s awfully nice to hear about R Space, the all-ages music and performance venue that’s part of the Lincoln Street Center for the Arts in Rockland. Since February, the space has held a number of shows from both local and regional bands from a wide variety of genres. This Saturday’s show features the Portland ska-punk band El Grande, Rockland funk-metal group Philosoraptor, Appleton rockers Lost Generation and soul rock group Gentlemen of Society from Belfast.

Tim Sullivan, now assistant director at Lincoln Street Center, has organized shows in the midcoast area for the past 10 years, starting with shows co-sponsored by the now-defunct Midcoast Music Alliance, at the Blue Goose in Northport and at Watts Hall in Thomaston. 

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Legendary Bluegrass Band Comes to Rockland Maine

Seldom Scene, the critically acclaimed bluegrass band, makes their Strand debut! This five piece band is as well know for their traditional bluegrass tunes, as they are for pushing boundaries and taking bluegrass music in new directions. The musical history and unparalleled talent of these weathered country musicians pours into the crowd with every note they play.
In 2008 Seldom Scene was recognized with their third Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album for their 20th and latest release, SCENEchronized.
"Through skilled musicianship and an urban approach to bluegrass, the Seldom Scene has become one of the most influential -- if not the most influential -- bluegrass band of their time. " - CMT

“The Seldom Scene are a lot like Fairport Convention or even Skynyrd. Although many musicians have passed through the band's ranks, its genre-defining fusion of bluegrass and California country-rock has remained consistent. Not bad for a group that never intended to be a full-time project, much less one of Americana's great institutions.” – Rhapsody

June 19 2010

Farnsworth Museum Cuts Staff -- Rockland Maine

By Dagney C. Ernest

Rockland — May 27 was the last day at work for four staff members of the downtown Farnsworth Art Museum. The positions of curator of historic sites, manager of Julia's Gallery, chief of security and assistant manager of the Museum Store, representing 6 percent of the nonprofit museum's staff, were eliminated in a cost-cutting restructuring.

Also implemented that day were a week's furlough for all full-time salaried staff members and some expense trimming measures. In a statement to the press, the museum likened its situation to that of the vast majority of American museums in that despite a decade of growth and expansion, it is not immune to the past years' stark financial circumstances.

The museum's fiscal year aligns with that of the calendar, so the cuts were not made in an attempt to meet a budget deadline but rather as movement toward long-term viability.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Bank pumps $50K into foreclosed Bath Maine golf club

The bank that foreclosed on the Bath Country Club earlier this year wants to invest tens of thousands of dollars into the golf club and sell it back to its previous owners.

Joe Waites, a Georgia-based banking consultant appointed trustee in charge of the facility, told The Times Record that Savings Bank of Maine in Gardiner plans to invest $50,000 to improve the property and would like to sell it back to Jason Marco and Shawn Arsenault. Savings Bank of Maine foreclosed on the 117-acre golf course and country club and put it up for auction in April, but was forced to buy the property for $1.95 million when it received no bids.